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Power Generation Electrical Machinist (IBEW) -Auberry, CA

Auberry, CA, US, 93602

Requisition ID # 33442 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Power Generation

Job Location : Auberry

Department Overview

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages and operates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California mountain ranges including the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains include 68 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 99 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 26 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).


Position Summary


This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.  This job is subject to collective bargaining.


**Offers for this position will be contingent upon review and approval by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC)**


This position is responsible for welding, machine work, and electrical work at hydro-electric facilities and for hydro maintenance, including repair or replacement of poor-performing pumps, governors, generators and other powerhouse components.  Electrical Machinists will use work orders, blueprints, schematics and manuals, as necessary, to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems on hydro-electric equipment.


Travel required up to 20% of the time.  Individuals may work at heights, confined spaces and in and around helicopters.




-Utilize work management system.

-Perform tasks assigned with safety as the foremost consideration.

-Perform welding and machine work on various equipment

-Perform varied prep work, hook-up of wenches, and obtaining clearances. Use pipe wrenches to secure pipe, and uses chain wrench to unscrew pipe

-Use air grinders, wire welders, saws, drills, and other pneumatic equipment to fabricate and repair worn or broken equipment and components, and to apply hard facing materials, to reduce wear from abrasion. Types of welding include SMAW, GMAW, and MIG. Work with blank stock steel to cut, punch, bend and shape and assemble brackets and replacement parts.

-Operate crane to remove deck plates; operate forklift or scissors lift to unload supplies and equipment; operate boom truck or truck crane to position equipment or machinery.

-Document accounting information by logging in, typing, and retrieving maintenance history on equipment and tools. Record daily diary and update maintenance log.

-Using phone or radio, communicate with vendors to order parts, supplies, and materials. Contact warehouse personnel for orders and delivery of stocked items.

-Maintain work areas in a clean and safe condition; pick up scrap metal, worn parts, welding materials, and dispose as necessary. Clean off equipment and work area, using air hose, broom, shop vac and steam cleaner; clean truck as needed. Load equipment, parts, supplies and tools. Stock incoming equipment.

-Request replacement parts and supplies; research part identifications and available locations; contact vendors and suppliers, as needed.

-Occasionally drive one-ton utility bed truck with 4-wheel drive to various jobs. Transport tools, equipment, and materials in truck bins.

-May be required to perform grounding of electrical poser systems.

-Drive safely on narrow mountain roads in all types of weather




Minimum Qualifications:

-Must be at least 18 years of age

-Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

-Must possess a valid California Driver's License

-Ability to work in all types of weather extremes

-Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions

-Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays

-Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

-Must be able to lift 100 pounds a minimum of one time a day

-Must be able to work with and/or around helicopters 

-Must be able to work in a confined space and in elevated areas

-Must be able to perform work tasks from ladders, platforms, metal grating, scaffolds and/or ropes


Desired Qualifications:

-Journey level millwright experience

-Demonstrated experience to perform precision work with all types of machine tools

-Demonstrated experience with welding and rigging

-Demonstrated experience with electrical wiring

-Demonstrated understanding of electrical and/or mechanical theory

-Demonstrated ability to operate fork lift, man lift, and/or crane

-Demonstrated ability to repair, install, and maintain all types of mechanical and electrical equipment in an industrial or commercial type of facility.

-Relevant Hiring Hall experience

-Relevant PG&E Experience

-Possess electrical field experience in the military


Pre-Employment Testing:


  • Physical Test Battery


Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

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